The Supplement That May Improve Your Memory

Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a mouthful to say, but when it comes to keeping your mind and memory sharp, you may want to remember that name.  PS is a fatty substance called a phospholipid which covers and protects every cell in your body and is particularly important for proper functioning of nerve cells within the brain.   Although more research is needed, some studies have shown that it may help improve memory and age-related mental decline.

Although the body can produce PS, studies suggest our levels decline with age.  Thankfully, you can boost your intake though foods including organic, unprocessed soy (which is the main source), white beans, egg yolks, chicken liver, and beef liver. Unfortunately, since it’s difficult for your body to absorb sufficient amounts from dietary sources, you may want to also consider taking PS in supplement form.

The Natural Medicine Comprehensive Database recommends a therapeutic dosage of 100 milligrams (taken 2-3 times per day) to support memory loss.

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